Virtually 16 years on, Obtain 2006 stays one of the vital distinctive and memorable editions of the pageant in its whole historical past. Not solely have been Donington-goers handled to a uncommon full weekend of superb sunshine, but it surely was a very blockbuster lineup, boasting headline units from Weapons N’ Roses (alright, extra Axl & Buddies again then), Device and Metallica, who performed their career-defining Grasp Of Puppets album in full to mark its twentieth anniversary.
Not solely that, but it surely was a weekend stacked with speaking factors and wild moments, be it The Prodigy inflicting full pandemonium on a then-tented second stage (folks have been actually climbing the poles to observe them), Axl throwing a wobbly and storming off-stage or, after all, Corey Taylor fronting Korn after Jonathan Davis was unexpectedly taken sick.
For some, nevertheless, the best second of the pageant got here throughout Metallica’s historic set. After ending their playthrough of Grasp Of Puppets after which returning for an epic, four-song encore of Unhappy However True, Nothing Else Issues, One and Enter Sandman, many presumed the band have been accomplished. Not so.
Returning to the stage as soon as once more, the world’s greatest steel band determined to ask some buddies up with them to sing by their iconic cowl of a Misfits basic. Enter Trivium and Avenged Sevenfold: two bands who have been already being held up as the way forward for the style, and who had placed on memorable units of their very own earlier that day.
“Metallica checked out Avenged, Bullet and Trivium as the following line of contemporary steel,” Trivium’s Matt Heafy just lately advised Metallic Hammer, revealing that he’d really already ran into Kirk Hammett on the pageant forward of Metallica’s set. “We have been doing a Guitar World photoshoot [backstage] with Kirk, and he mentioned to me, ‘Hey Matt, I discover you guys do plenty of tremolo choosing on your rhythm guitar elements. I feel it’s actually attention-grabbing. I at all times considered that as a lead factor.’ I confirmed him one among my guitar picks and he’s like, ‘That is cool, I’m going to start out utilizing this.’ So he places on a Trivium shirt that evening…and performs my guitar on stage for, like, 5 songs of the set.”
Seeing Kirk repping Trivium was one factor, however come the tip of the set, Matt, his bandmates and the Avenged boys received to do one thing few bands would ever dream of: really play alongside Metallica for that aforementioned cowl, Storage Inc reduce Die, Die My Darling.
“They known as it and allow us to all come up,” says Matt. “I knew the music due to Storage Inc; the primary model I heard was Metallica’s, not Misfits’. The actual fact they invited us was nuts.”
It was a second that solidified each Trivium and Avenged Sevenfold as steel’s subsequent kings-in-waiting, and a second that these bands, and 90,000 followers at Donington, will always remember.
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